Cycling Australia's High Performance Unit is responsible for delivering high performance International Podium Programs (IPP) and National Elite Teams for Road, Track, BMX and Para-cycling (Road/Track).
As a part of the AIS 'Australia's Winning Edge' strategy, the AIS underwent a re-structure. The AIS re-positioned all former AIS programs and AIS athlete scholarships back with each National Sporting Federation. The former label of "CA/AIS HP Cycling Programs" became obsolete and was replaced by Cycling Australia - High Performance Unit (HPU). For BMX, it will be referred to as the BMX Australia HPU.
The AIS is most easily described as HPU's key high performance enhancement agency - focusing on investment into our high performance pathway, into specialist sports science/sports medicine service and into research/ innovation projects.
The HPU continues to partner with the State Institutes/Academies of Sport to conduct National Pathway Programs (NPP) - to feed talent into the International Podium Programs (IPP) and National Teams. HPU employ all IPP coaches and most administration & support staff. As our partner, the AIS will continue to contract a selection of sports science and sports medicine staff on behalf of the HPU - and embed these staff members in the programs as dedicated HPU providers.
HPU Scholarship Holders
Athletes are no longer engaged by the AIS on scholarship, instead they now sign HPU Athlete Scholarship Agreements (ASA) and are referred to as HPU Scholarship Holders.
HPU - National Training Centre (Adelaide)
The HPU Headquarters continues to operate from the Adelaide Superdrome in Gepps Cross, Adelaide. Additionally, we operate the CA HPU European Headquarters, which recently has moved into its new home at the AIS European Training Centre in Gavirate (Italy), servicing our programs between February and October each year.
High Performance Road Cycling Program
National Track High Performance Program
BMX High Performance Program
Mountain Bike High Performance Program
Para-cycling High Performance Program
Junior High Performance Program
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